'''Agnes Scott College''' (commonly known as '''Agnes Scott''') is a private liberal arts college
in downtown Decatur, Georgia|Decatur
, Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia
The college was founded in 1889 as '''Decatur Female Seminary''' by Presbyterian minister Frank H. Gaines. In 1890, the name was changed to '''Agnes Scott Institute''' to honor the mother of the college's primary benefactor, Col. George Washington Scott
. The name was changed again to '''Agnes Scott College''' in 1906, and remains today a Women's Colleges in the Southern United States|women's college
Agnes Scott currently enrolls 914 students. In 2006, the student to faculty ratio was 10:1.
Eighty-seven percent of the faculty are full-time, and 100% of the tenure-track faculty hold terminal degrees.
The college offers 30 majors and 25 minors and is affiliated with numerous institutions, including Georgia Institute of Technology
, Emory University